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U.S. Figure Skating Championships competitor Taylor Firth will be among the performers at the fifth annual Rising Stars on Ice show at 6 p.m. April 28 at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway, Cheektowaga.

Firth, a 15-year-old honor student from Grand Island, was the first Western New Yorker in 75 years to compete in the senior ladies freestyle event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Firth will be part of a presentation that showcases 25 skaters ranging from age 3 to adult. Suzanne Bauth, a figure skating coach in Western New York, will direct the show.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door; children 5 and under are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Skating Club of Western New York, a non-profit organization. For more information, call Bauth (685-2291) or Holiday Twin Rinks (685-3660) or visit or

COLLEGES: Hilbert is seeking the following positions: men's volleyball head coach, women's volleyball head coach and an assistant for athletic administration (with a focus on recruiting). The Division III school is also seeking to fill a graduate assistant position that would work in sports information and other capacities. Candidates should send resumes to Director of Collegiate Athletics Richard Walsh, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg 14075; or fax to 649-6429.

GIRLS HOCKEY: Tryouts for the Empire State Games will be held in four sessions; players must attend at least one session but may attend as many as they wish. Sessions are held on May 5 (3 to 4:20 p.m. and 6:30-7:50 p.m.) and May 6 (11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and 3-4:20 p.m.). Candidates must currently be in 11th grade or younger and must register by completing an application available at There is no charge. Call 689-7397.

HOCKEY: The Niagara County Coyotes will hold 2007-08 tryouts on April 26 for 12- and 14-under Tier 2 teams (6-7:20 p.m.), 16- and 19-under Tier 2 teams (7:30-8:50 p.m.) and the Senior B team. Contact Chris Rechin at 731-3308 or

MOTORCYCLING: The Food Bank of Western New York will hold its annual Motorcycle Run and Benefit Party on April 28. Check-in is at noon at Spider Grove, 1822 Davis Road (Route 240) at Behm Road, West Falls; the run heads to the 2 p.m. benefit party at Woody's Pub, 1841 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. A donation of two or more non-perishable food items earns admission to the run and the party. Call 649-0797 or go to

SOCCER: The Grand Island Adult Soccer League needs teams and players for its summer league, which begins June 3 and ends in late August. Men must be 30 years old; women must be 25. Contact Bryan Flynn (773-9525) or

VOLLEYBALL: The Town of Cheektowaga Youth & Recreational Services Department is offering adult outdoor leagues at Cheektowaga Town Park. Coed intermediate leagues will be held on Tuesdays (starting June 5) and Fridays (starting June 8) and a coed recreational league will be held on Thursdays (starting June 7). League fees are $75 plus an $8 weekly referee fee. Call 897-7207. . . . Leagues that start May 23 are forming at The Avenue Pub, 2113 South Park Ave. Call Lisa at 824-2657 or 479-8748.

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